NFL mock draft: Jared Goff will be first pick; Myles Jack drops to No. 14
1. Los Angeles – Jared Goff, QB, Cal – Accurate, great feet, pocket presence – the Rams like everything they see in Goff, who gives them a fresh start in L.A.
2. Philadelphia – Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State – Some scouts compare the big-bodied Wentz to Andrew Luck, a cannon-armed guy who can gain hard yards on the ground.
3. San Diego – Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State – With Eric Weddle gone, the Chargers begin the next chapter of their secondary with a playmaker – passing on an OT in the process.
4. Dallas – Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State – Last year proved how much that Dallas offensive line meant to DeMarco Murray. Maybe Elliott could step right in and produce big numbers.
5. Jacksonville – Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State – Bosa can get after the QB. In their first month, the Jaguars face Aaron Rodgers, Philip Rivers, Joe Flacco and Luck.
6. Baltimore – Ronnie Stanley, T, Notre Dame – Eugene Monroe is injury prone, so the Ravens need to look for a long-term answer who can protect Flacco’s blind side.
7. San Francisco – DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon – Chip Kelly recruited Buckner to the Ducks, and he’d love to have him in the pros. Would be 49ers’ best DL right away.
8. Cleveland – Laremy Tunsil, T, Ole Miss – If they can’t trade back, the Browns will wait on getting a quarterback and take a talented pass protector instead. Will Jets trade up?
9. Tampa Bay – Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida – Buccaneers allowed QBs to complete 70% of their passes in 2015. Need CBs in division with Drew Brees, Cam Newton, Matt Ryan.
10. New York Giants – Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia – The Giants were 32nd in total defense last season, and Floyd could be a cornerstone toward rebuilding a pass rush.
11. Chicago – A’Shawn Robinson, DL, Alabama – If Floyd is gone, the Bears can bolster their defensive front with the massive Robinson and wait to take an edge rusher.
12. New Orleans – Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville – Utra-quick for 300-plus pounds, Rankins can cave in pockets for team that gave up NFL-record 45 TD passes in 2015.
13. Miami – William Jackson, CB, Houston – Jackson could step right in and start opposite Byron Maxwell. It’s too early for the Dolphins to reach for RB Derrick Henry.
14. Oakland – Myles Jack, LB, UCLA – The Raiders had a two-hour private workout with Jack recently and liked what they saw. As long as his knee holds up, he’s a steal here.
15. Tennessee – Jack Conklin, T, Michigan State – The Titans need to better protect investment in Marcus Mariota. Conklin could step in and upgrade line from Day One.
16. Detroit – Taylor Decker, T, Ohio State – The Lions have a need at right tackle, and either Decker or Conklin would be a fit. Pass rusher can wait until a later round.
17. Atlanta – Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama – Falcons surrendered 20 rushing touchdowns last season, tied for most in the league. Ragland could help shore up holes.
18. Indianapolis – Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson – The Colts need better blockers for Andrew Luck, but with the best tackles off the board, they turn to their pass rush.
19. Buffalo – Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern Kentucky – Bills had a franchise-low 21 sacks last season. Spence could be a bookend to Jerry Hughes in Rex Ryan’s defense.
20. New York Jets – Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis – Lynch might go earlier than this, so the team that wants him might have to trade into the top 10 to be sure. But there’s a chance.
21. Washington – Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor – With a fire-hydrant build, Billings could help anchor a Redskins defensive front that came apart down the stretch in 2015.
22. Houston – Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor – Coleman had 74 catches and 20 touchdowns last season, despite losing two starting QBs to injuries. Has speed Texans want.
23. Minnesota – Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss – Treadwell isn’t a burner, but he’s big and good in jump-ball situations. Vikings need more targets for Teddy Bridgewater.
24. Cincinnati – Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian – The lanky Doctson has a knack for catching the ball in traffic. Would help a team that lost Mohamed Sanu, Marvin Jones.
25. Pittsburgh – Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State – Apple isn’t a dominating playmaker, but he’s good in coverage and could immediately impact a suspect Steelers secondary.
26. Seattle – Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama – Kelly could play center or guard for the Seahawks, who lost starting linemen Russell Okung and J.R. Sweezy in free agency.
27. Green Bay – Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State – Clay Matthews is moving back outside for the Packers, so that leaves a vacancy on the inside that the speedy Lee could fill.
28. Kansas City – Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson – Dodd, who missed the 2013 season with a knee injury, was terrific last fall with 12 sacks and 62 tackles.
29. New England – forfeited pick
30. Arizona – Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss – A boom-or-bust player, Nkemdiche has character issues but the Cardinals feel they have solid leaders in their locker room.
31. Carolina – Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State – The Panthers need an edge rusher after getting limited production there in 2015. Might also be a spot for a RB.
32. Denver – Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama – With Malik Jackson gone, and Sylvester Williams’ future up in the air, Broncos address the interior of their defensive line.
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